Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Happy New comics Wednesday 2/26/14 - Miracleman #3 - things REALLY get turned up edition! Stop by and say hi to Michelle, Paul, & Jim while I'm gone!

Okay, finally, with Miracleman #3, Marvel's representation of this seminal "realistic" version of Captain Marvel / Shazam, by Alan Moore is pretty much cover to cover of actual story content. The filler stuff in the first two issues are interesting in a historical perspective, but the first two issues should have had more story content. With issue #3 of Miracleman, new readers will finally get a big taste of where this is going and why it has always been regarded as one of the very best superhero epics as only Alan Moore (Mr. Thinking Outside of the Box) can do!

Garth Ennis' Unknown Soldier is back in print! Jae Lee is back for an arc on Batman and Superman and the second issues of Deadly Class (first issue was SO good, I have more first prints of that issue arriving next week from a friends store up in Portland!) and the second issue of Serenity, which picks up right after the movie, are out!
The first issue of the new Fantastic Four by James Robinson and Leonard Kirk was nothing short of FANTASTIC! Robinson, now at Marvel is two for two as his All New Invaders was also strong out of the gate. With this relaunch of Fantastic Four, Robinson shows he has respect for the past, but he's going to go in a different direction and Leonard Kirk's art couldn't be more perfect for this title (and I love their new costumes!)!
Did I already say how AWESOME Miracleman #3 is!? Well it is (grin)! Gail Simone writes Tomb Raider - how is it? - I don't know, I haven't read it yet, but I expect it will be entertaining!

See that yellow flyer with the cool zombie image above? This is another reminder about next Wednesday's Artist Spotlight Opening Reception (March 5th from 5-8pm) featuring our first zombie gallery by FANTASTIC local artist, Lisa Dittrich!

So I, (Ralph of course) will be in Atlanta through Sunday for the annual ComicsPRO retailer meeting to compare notes about the industry with fellow retailers and comic publishers, but my wonderful friends / helper bees, Michelle, Paul, and Jim, will be happy to see you all without me hogging your attentions (grin)! Seriously, Michelle, Paul, and Jim have been great friends of mine for years and anyone who knows them knows that Alternate Reality Comics will be in great hands!

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Happy New Comics Wednesday 7/18/18 - Life of Captain Marvel, Magic Order #2 (we still have #1 too!), conclusion of Infinity Countdown, Justice League edition!

 Hope all of my friends going to the San Diego Comic-Con this week have a GREAT time!